Rulemaking at DEQ

Proposed rule

Rulemaking contact: Cory Ann Wind, 503-869-1326  

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is conducting a rulemaking to propose changes to the Clean Fuels Program regulation. The rulemaking may include:

  • The expansion of the annual average carbon intensity reduction targets beyond 10% and beyond 2025

  • Modifications to the program that will support achievement of the new standards

  • Other modifications to improve the effectiveness of the Clean Fuels Program

DEQ has hired the consulting firm ICF International to kick off the conversation about how Oregon’s transportation fuels market can meet new ambitious targets for the Clean Fuels Program. ICF worked with DEQ to develop post-2025 scenarios of what combination of vehicles and fuels we might see in the future and then determine what reductions in greenhouse gases would result from those assumptions. DEQ hosted two meetings with stakeholders and incorporated their comments into the final report.

Public involvement

A virtual meeting was held for DEQ and stakeholders to share their thoughts on what the upcoming rulemaking could include. DEQ provided the context and timeline for the rulemaking and some initial thoughts about what to include.

Stakeholders had the opportunity to provide DEQ with their thoughts. This was not a formal rulemaking meeting, but an informal listening session that informed the scope and schedule of meetings that will make up the formal process.

Clean Fuels Program Expansion Listening Session - Oct. 13, 2021 

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EQC action

This meeting has not yet been scheduled.